You don’t have to go to Egypt to see the pyramid – King Charles has such a pyramid in the backyard of his Balmoral estate.
Members of the royal family love to vacation at their Scottish estate, which has been in the family for over 170 years.
The charming Prince Albert bought the 50,000-acre estate as a gift to his beloved wife, Queen Victoria, in 1852.
This proves that if he wanted to, he would have done it, ladies.
Every year, the royal family comes for summer vacations to Aberdeenshire, now in King Charles’s hands.
Several generations have changed behind the castle walls, but its original occupants have left an indelible mark on the grounds.
There are 11 cairns hidden amongst the woods on the castle grounds, which is the Gaelic name for a structure made of stacked stones.
The mysterious pyramid has a place of honor at Balmoral. Credit: Rab Lawrence
They were built to honor the marriage of the nine children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
But one of the pyramids is far more poignant than the others.
Prince Albert’s Cairn, visible above the trees in the highlands, takes the place of honor.
It is a touching triangular monument erected by Queen Victoria in 1862 in memory of her late husband.
Nephew Albert had died the year before at 42 after a long illness, leaving his wife grief-stricken.
The grief-stricken monarch wore black, symbolizing mourning, for the rest of her reign.
In memory of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria she commissioned the most enormous cairn in history to decorate Balmoral.
The granite pyramid, measuring 41 feet by 41 feet at the base, also has a tear-inducing inscription on the side.
It reads, ” To the beloved memory of ALBERT, the great and good Prince Consort.
” Set by his broken window VICTORIA. Р. – August 21, 1862.”
It is fitting for Prince Albert to be immortalized in the place where he and his wife spent so many happy days.
If you wish to tour Balmoral, you can visit the pyramid and other cairns free of charge.
Prince Albert Cathedral is about 1.5 miles from the parking lot, but the walk can take up to three hours.
Also on your list is another cairn with a special connection to the couple.
It was erected in 1852 by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to honor their purchase of Balmoral.
So, if you want to enjoy breathtaking views and royal history, this could be the perfect day trip.